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Email Accounts and Settings

Who has a SEASnet Email Address?

  • SEASnet accounts for faculty and staff come with an email address associated with the account in the form of username@seas.ucla.edu.
  • SEASnet accounts for students do not come with an email address.  Engineering students may request an Engineering lifetime email account, username@engineering.ucla.edu, which is a Gmail account through G Suite for Education, at https://gmailrequest.engineering.ucla.edu.

Most correspondence will be directed to the official email address on record at UCLA. However, there are times when SEASnet will contact you directly at another address (such as when you have registered an IP address with us using a different account, or there is a problem with your SEASnet account). Note that a requirement of having a SEASnet account with an email address is that you will either forward your email to an account that you do check, or you will check your SEASnet email regularly.

Mail Servers and Limits

POP/IMAP server
  • Server name: mail01.seas.ucla.edu
  • see Configuring Mail Programs below
Outgoing (SMTP) server For outgoing mail server, you can use one of the followings:

  • set outgoing mail server to smtp2.seas.ucla.edu with SEAS username and password
    (As of 12/12/2016, smtp.seas.ucla.edu is still allowed as long as the device is connected to the SEAS network)
  • set outgoing mail server to mail.ucla.edu with BOL username and password
  • set outgoing mail server to some smtp server provided by the internet service provider for the device
Maximum message size
  • 50 MB, including the size of attachments
Disk quota
  • 4 GB

 

Configuring* Mail Programs

*SEASnet will do our best to assist users in configuring non-supported devices; however, please make sure that you have backed up your device prior to coming to the help desk for assistance. SEASnet will not be responsible for the loss of any data.


Mail client Type Server Name Setting
Thunderbird IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu port=143, STARTTLS, Normal password
POP3 mail01.seas.ucla.edu port=110, STARTTLS, Normal password
Outgoing smtp2.seas.ucla.edu port=587, STARTTLS, Normal password
iphone IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu
Please close mail connection before you configure a new setting
Advanced, INCOMING SETTINGS
Use SSL: ON
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 143
Outlook 2010 IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu port=143, TLS
POP3 mail01.seas.ucla.edu port=995, Check This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
Outgoing smtp2.seas.ucla.edu port=587, TLS
iOS 9.x IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu Use SSL: ON, Authentication: Password, Server Port: 143
POP3 mail01.seas.ucla.edu Use SSL: ON, Authentication: Password, Server Port: 110
Outgoing smtp2.seas.ucla.edu Use SSL: ON, Authentication: Password, Server Port: 587
mutt IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu modify .muttrc
set ssl_starttls=yes
set spoolfile=imap://mail01.seas.ucla.edu
alpine IMAP mail01.seas.ucla.edu modify .pinerc
inbox-path={mail01.seas.ucla.edu/tls}inbox
SEASnet: modify /etc/pine.conf.fixed on login servers
(=/usr/local/files/etc_pine.conf.fixed)
gmail If you’re popping SEAS email from your gmail account, set
POP Server: mail01.seas.ucla.edu
Port: 995
(check) Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.